Sample Student Recommendation Letter


[Organization name]

Dear [Ms./Mrs./Mr. Last name],

I am excited to write you to recommend the nomination of [Name] as one of the members of the student contingent representing the United States of America at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

[Name] is the 2011 national winner of the Midwest Science for Education Fair's highly coveted Nikola Tesla Young Inventor Award, which he won for inventing a microprocessor that potentially turns the common PC into a supercomputer capable of performing 2 petaflops per second.

A member of Mensa since the age of 8, [Name] is a serial inventor with over 8 patented inventions to his name.

Computers, more specifically microprocessors, are [Name]'s first love. Incidentally, both his parents, [Name] and [Name] are employees of Intel Corporation and neither of them has a science or technology background!

A star pupil, [Name] has represented the school at several local, state, regional, national and international science fairs, and was one of the students invited to the White House Science Fair 2011, which recognizes the winners of several science, technology, engineering and math competitions.

Please find attached a bio of [Name] . . . recommendation letters written by his teachers, school principal and American Mensa's Director of Science & Education . . . a list of the awards and recognitions [Name] has won . . . a summary of his academic achievements . . . and a letter from his parents permitting [Name] to attend the Intel ISEF if he is in fact elected as a student representative of the United States.

I will be more than glad to answer any questions you may have and to provide any specific information you may require to process his nomination.

Thank you for your time.